Feature-rich electronic properties of aluminum-adsorbed graphenes

Shih Yang Lin, Yu Tsung Lin, Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Wu Pei Su, Ming Fa Lin

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The electronic properties of aluminum-adsorbed graphenes enriched by multi-orbital hybridizations are investigated by using first-principles calculations. The enriched features include the quasi-rigid red shifts of the carbon-related energy bands, the Al-dominated valence and conduction bands, and enhanced density of states (DOS) near the Dirac cone. The Al- and alkali-induced high free carrier densities are almost the same. There exist certain important differences among the Al-, alkali- and halogen-adsorbed graphenes, such as, the buckled or planar graphene, the preserved or seriously distorted Dirac cone, the presence or absence of the adatom-dominated valence bands, the free electrons or holes, the degenerate or split spin-related states, and the split peaks in DOS. The similarities and differences come mainly from the diverse orbital hybridizations in adatom-C bonds, reflected in the atom-dominated bands, the spatial charge distributions and the orbital-projected DOS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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